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Botanical name: Eichhornia crassipes
Other names: Water hyacinth, Thick-foot
Species: E. crassipes - E. crassipes is a tender, vigorous and distinctive floating plant with broad green leaves and beautiful hyacinth-like violet flowers.
Eichhornia crassipes is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Purple in Spring
Foliage: Green in All seasons
Pruning: Remove yellowing leaves and withered flowers promptly. Keep spread under control and never introduce to natural water (rivers, lakes or ponds). Low oxygen conditions develop beneath spreading water hyacinth 'mats' which also impede water flow.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: They are difficult to propagate, so it is best to buy new plants, once they are past their best. . REGISTER to read more...
Eichhornia crassipes (Water hyacinth) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 2m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Aquatic, Sub-Tropical
Cultivation: A floating plant which can be grown indoors or out. It is a very invasive plant, and has become a real problem in the Americas. They enjoy high humidity and temperatures should not fall below 10°C (50°F). They like bright but filtered light.
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|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3)|
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